Namco Bandai Games Announces Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm For The PS 3

April 16, 2008

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES
NARUTO: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM FOR THE PS 3 SYSTEM

Naruto’s PLAYSTATION 3 System
Debut Revolutionizes Ninja Action with Full 3D Combat, Free-Roaming Exploration
and Incredible Anime Graphics

Leading video games publisher and
developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced NARUTO™: Ultimate
Ninja® STORM exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
Based on the popular NARUTO™ animated television series from VIZ Media, the game
delivers ninja action on an unprecedented scale as players go head to head in
full 3D combat, investigate every inch of the Hidden Leaf Village in open-world
exploration and revel in high definition graphics that surpass traditional
hand-drawn animation.

Evolving the head-to-head fighting
action of the Ultimate Ninja series, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM allows players
to battle in full 3D across massive environments. Players will unleash powerful
jutsu attacks, perform acrobatic evasive maneuvers and even run up walls and
over water as they pursue their opponent for ninja supremacy. Players will be
able to customize their character’s fighting style and recruit up to two support
characters to put their own stamp on the action. Each character in the game is
capable of unleashing powerful Awakening abilities under certain gameplay
conditions, offering new traits and talents to the game’s impressive ninja
roster of 25 popular characters from the animated series. NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja
STORM supports head-to-head multiplayer fighting for up to two players.

Allowing players to further immerse
themselves in the world of NARUTO, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM introduces
all-new free-roaming exploration across the Hidden Leaf Village and the Forest
of Death. Players can search every inch of these iconic environments to take on
more than 100 unique missions, collect valuable scrolls and interact with
additional characters from the NARUTO animated series. Injecting additional
variety to the game’s head-to head combat, these missions include races, special
deliveries and large-scale battles against massive opponents.

Taking advantage of an original
next-generation graphics engine, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM utilizes fluid
animation, incredible visual detail and an advanced facial expression system to
create high-definition graphics on the PLAYSTATION 3 system that surpass
traditional hand-drawn animation. Replicating the same environments, characters
and effects as the hit animated series, this new technology allows gamers to
become a part of the world of NARUTO like never before.

“Naruto’s PLAYSTATION 3 system debut
truly blurs the line between gaming and animation to deliver the most immersive
and authentic interactive experience the franchise has ever seen,” said Todd
Thorson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations with NAMCO BANDAI Games
America, Inc. “Players will marvel at the game’s jaw-dropping graphics,
fast-paced 3D fighting and new open-world exploration as they experience a
classic NARUTO storyline with all of their favorite characters and
environments.”

Developed by CyberConnect2, NARUTO:
Ultimate Ninja STORM will launch exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3 system this
fall. For more information please visit:

www.ultimateninjastorm.com
  and
www.naruto.com